Cairo mud pit yields two pharaoh statues more than 3,000 years old

Mar 10, 2017

Cairo mud pit yields two pharaoh statues more than 3,000 years old

Archaeologists in a muddy pit in a Cairo suburb on Thursday uncovered two pharaonic statues dating back more than 3,000 years. The relics were found in Mattarya district, site of the ancient Pharaonic capital of Heliopolis and today a sprawl of working and middle class ...

What's in a name? Just ask Cairophenomenons

Feb 26, 2017

What's in a name? Just ask Cairophenomenons

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When a band changes its name, it sometimes signifies a switch in artistic direction. For indie band Cairophenomenons — previously known as Cairo — the decision was far more practical, even if the new moniker is a bit of a mouthful. "Our band didn't show ...

Dec 26, 2016

Egypt detains Al-Jazeera reporter for 15 days over 'fake news'

Egypt has ordered the detention for 15 days of an Al-Jazeera journalist accused of incitement and fabricating news, a prosecution official said Sunday. It was the latest move against the Qatar-based broadcaster which Egypt accuses of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohammed ...

Finding serenity in an ancient Cairo mosque

Apr 16, 2016

Finding serenity in an ancient Cairo mosque

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Amid Cairo's cramped mass of humanity and traffic, with its incessant honking and haggling, visitors will be hard-pressed to find some solitude. However, if you're willing to go off the beaten tourist track a bit, serenity can be found. The expansive Mosque of Ahmed Ibn ...

Policeman killed in bomb blast on central Cairo bridge

Apr 6, 2015

Policeman killed in bomb blast on central Cairo bridge

A bomb blast on a bridge leading to an upscale neighborhood in central Cairo killed a policeman and wounded at least two passers-by on Sunday, hours after Egyptian security forces killed the leader of an extremist group that claimed responsibility, police said. An Associated Press ...